5767 Fall Book List

Please note that students will be responsible to reimburse the instructors for the cost of duplicating any required course packet.

BIB 101 (Intro. Bible), Prouser
Norman Gottwald, The Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Literary

Steven L. McKenzie and Stephen R. Haynes, To Each Its Own Meaning

BIB 520 (Book of Psalms), Sharon
Kraus H.J. Psalms 1-59 60-150: A Commentary [2 vols.] (Minneapolis 1988).
Day, J. Psalms. Old Testament Guides. Sheffield: JSOT Press/Society for Old Testament Study, 1992.
Pritchard, James B., ed. The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. Volume I. London: Princeton University Press, 1973.

——, ed. The Ancient Near East: A New Anthology of Texts and Pictures. Volume II. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1975.
Sarna, Nahum M. Songs of the Heart: An Introduction to the Book of Psalms. New York: Schocken Books, 1993.

CAN 561 (Music of Life Cycle), Botton
Cantor’s Manual, published by the American Conference of Cantors. (Copies of this book are on order. Please see Kelly in the office to purchase once classes have started.)
Course Packet

HAL 373 (Critical Issues), Greenstein
Adler, Rachel. Engendering Judaism: An Inclusive Theology and Ethics
Greenberg, Steven. Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition
Feldman, David M. Marital Relations, Abortion and Birth Control in Jewish Law
A course pack of readings will be available on the first day of class.
For the first class – Please read Chapter 2 in the Feldman book (Marriage – Independent of Procreation)

HAL 401 (Intro Codes), Hoffman
Set of Mishneh Berurah. Strongly suggested that you get a set that is menukad/voweled and punctuated. No need to bring any of the volumes to the first class, however.
Course Packet

HEB 250 (Hebrew I), Hubara
Ivrit min hahathala II
Additional grammar book will be assigned when the class meets.

LIT 305 (Shabbat Liturgy), Hoffman
Hammer, Reuven, Entering Jewish Prayer
Bokser, Ben Zion, The Prayer Book: Weekday, Sabbath, and Festival. Siddur is available in hardcover and softcover.
Course Packet

PHI 311 (Medieval Philosophy), Hahn
Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed, Shlomo Pines, translator. 2 volumes. Please make sure to get both volumes!
Husik, Isaac, The History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy.
A course packet

PRO 210 (Reform Judaism), Zlotowitz
Meyer, Michael A. Response to Modernity Oxford University Press, 1988 or the editiion publsihed by Wayne State University Press

PRO 215 (Counseling I), Duker
Friedman, Rabbi Dayle. Jewish Pastoral Care–A Practical Handbook, 2nd ed. Jewish Lights, 2005.
Sullivan, James E. The Good Listener. Ave Maria Press. 2000
Rando, Therese A. How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies. Bantam, 1991
Not required, but suggested:
Kushner, Rabbi Harold. When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough. Simon & Schuster
Remen, Rachel Naomi, MD. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal. Riverhead Books.

PRO 700 (Fieldwork Support Seminar-Mondays), Arline Duker

Readings will be decided as the class progresses, depending on the focus of discussions.

RAB 100 (Intro Mishnah), Mann
A set of The Mishnah, preferably the Kehati edition
(at the minimum, vol. 1 of the Kehati edition)

RAB 230 (Intro Talmud), Mann
Steinsaltz, The Essential Talmud
Tractate Berakhot, Schottenstein edition (vol.1) or
Steinsaltz edition (with English translation)
Tractate Berakhot, standard Vilna edition
Jastrow, M., Dictionary of the Talmud

RAB 330 (Int. Talmud), Hoffman
Ashkenazi, Shmuel, and Yarden, Dov, Ozar Rashe Tevot: Thesaurus of Hebrew Abbreviations (Rubin Mass: Jerusalem, 1966)
Frank, Yitzhak, The Practical Talmud Dictionary (Ariel: Jerusalem, 1992)
Jastrow, Marcus, A Dictionary of the Targumim, The Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature (The Judaica Press: New York, 1971)
Frank, Yitzhak, Grammar for Gemara: An Introduction to Babylonian Aramaic (Ariel: Jerusalem, 1975) [The expanded addition which includes Targumic Aramaic is acceptable but not neccesary.]
Feigenbaum, Yitzchak, Understanding the Talmud: A Systematic Guide to Talmudic Structure and Methodology (Feldheim Publishers: Jerusalem, 1988)
Mielziner, Moses, Introduction to the Talmud (Bloch: New York, 1968)
Perlmutter, Haim, Tools for Tosafos (Targum/Feldheim: Southfield, Michigan, 1996)
Steinsaltz, Adin, The Talmud: A Reference Guide (Random House: New York, 1989)

Strack, H.L., and Stemberger, Gnter, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash (Fortress Press: Minneapolis, 1996)
Bergman, Meir Zvi, Mevo She’arim: Gateway to the Talmud (Mesorah: Brooklyn, 2006)
Margolis, Max L., ed. Hermann L. Strack, A Manual of the Aramaic Language of the Babylonian Talmud (C.S. Beck’sche: Munich, 1910)

RAB 530 (Adv Talmud), Pitkowsky
First chapter of Tractate Berachot

SPI 370 (Architecture of Ritual), Hammer
A comprehensive prayerbook (Sim Shalom, Art Scroll, Kol haNeshamah, etc.)
Waskow, Arthur. Seasons of our Joy
Klein, Michele. A Time to be Born
Dianmant, Anita. The New Jewish Baby Book or The New Jewish Wedding Book
Klein, Isaac, A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice
Grimes, Ronald. Deeply Into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage
Orenstein, Debra. Lifecycles: Jewish Women on Life Passages and Personal Milestones
Bell, Catherine. Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions
Students may also want to familiarize themselves with the Ritualwell website.

Please note that students will be responsible to reimburse the instructors for the cost of duplicating any required course packet.